Head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Kumbirai Hodzi, on Monday said cartels were responsible for corrupt activities that have negatively impacted on the economy.
Hodzi made the remarks while speaking on the sidelines of a Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) anti-corruption capacitation workshop in Bulawayo. He said:
The cartels are responsible for most of the high-level incidences of corruption and the nature of the cartels cuts across all the institutions, the media, the legal profession, the judiciary, the NPA itself and all other institutions that are mandated to fight corruption. Members of the public and business people are also involved in those cartels.
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… they [the cartels] have got strategies and you need to have a holistic and integrated bi-scientific approach. You need to know exactly what you are doing at the end of the day. It’s like performing brain surgery, you might be emotional that somebody needs to be operated on.
Hodzi called for collaboration between the police, judiciary and the Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (ZACC) to effectively deal with corruption.
Recently, ZANU PF youth league leaders accused oil mogul Kudakwashe Tagwirei, Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara and Billy Rautenbach of being behind the cartels.